lux·u·ri·ous | \(ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs, (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-\

Definition of luxurious 

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations

2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling

3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce

4 : lecherous

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich

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The portable bathrooms, the kind usually set up for film divas, are luxurious. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 The shampoo, like all of Ouai’s products, is super luxurious and promises to leave your pet-fluencer’s hair/fur shiny and smooth. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Kardashians’ Hairstylist Is Releasing $28 Dog Shampoo," 2 July 2018 The Range Rover is luxurious, but its plush air suspension is fragile. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "This Old Land Rover Is the Best Road-Trip Truck," 1 July 2018 The 400-square-feet guest cabanas are as luxurious as the residential units, said Vivian Bonet, spokeswoman for the developer, Premier Riva. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Riva luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale has cabana studios for residents' guests to use," 26 June 2018 Priest’s success largely comes from staying off the criminal grid, making just enough money to afford a lifestyle that is luxurious but avoids flash that would draw police attention. Kristen Page-kirby, kansascity, "‘SuperFly’ makes a decent but unnecessary return," 14 June 2018 Finding a foundation shade that matches your skin tone shouldn't be a luxury reserved for people whose skin matches one of a few limited bottles on offer — but that doesn't mean that the experience itself can't be luxurious. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Dior Launches Backstage Face and Body Foundation in 40 Shades," 29 May 2018 As the luxury car brands move down-market to offer smaller and less-expensive vehicle choices, the result isn’t always luxurious when budgets have to be met. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volvo XC40: Small but packed with innovation," 27 Apr. 2018 It was built before stadiums became mini-cities with acres of luxurious perks. Rachel Bachman And Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Remember the Alamodome? The Final Four Might Not Be Back," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing

: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things


lux·u·ri·ous | \ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs, ˌlək-ˈshu̇r-\

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home

2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

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luxuriously adverb

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